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Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • Work life balance - however lots of amenities to make up for it (in 27 reviews)

  • Work with really smart people who are passionate about journalism (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Digital Transformation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    People care about the mission, exhibit pride working at the Times. Digital transformation impressive for publishing company

    Cons

    Pushing out the legacy employees, not valuing their experience and contributions. Matrixed organization.


  2. "The Grey Lady"

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    Former Employee - Contract/Freelance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Contract/Freelance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Times (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People here are smart and earnest and genuinely care about the future of real unbiased journalism. From the muchraking investigative teams thanklessly digging through data for months to publish groundbreaking news stories to the editors of each section, people seem to feel the weight of the paper’s history and purpose and to respect that.

    Cons

    Like many big businesses, The Times gets bogged down in its organizational issues. The hierarchy sometimes makes it hard for fresh voices to stand out. Other times, they seem to grasp at what’s trendy, and make inappropriate or less than ideal hires in order to seem more digitally forward and relevant.

  3. "Obviously take the job if you get it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Prestige, influence, experienced editors, good networking

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, very traditional


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great mission. Diversity is a farce"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Admiral mission. Interesting work. Great people outside of management.

    Cons

    Lots of stress. They only care about their "stars" like Glenn Thrush. Oh and diversity is a joke here. It's a buzzword, nothing more.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity IS NOT HARD.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Full-Time at New York Times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    Strict, but extremely open learning environment.

    Cons

    Extremely strict. Just make sure when they ask questions, you have answers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fair"

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    Former Employee - Secretary in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Secretary in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Times full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free paper and magazines - ok place to work

    Cons

    benefits - neg culture - people have their click

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Review Title"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, talented colleagues in a dynamic city.

    Cons

    Layoffs have weakened the product.

    Advice to Management

    Stay out of the way.

  8. "I love The Times."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    - Love working for this amazing, mission-based company.
    - Smart, hardworking employees.

    Cons

    - Lacking career development for those at assistant level/need more mentoring.

    Advice to Management

    - Take a closer look at why people are leaving.


  9. "Ad Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and innovative brand to work for

    Cons

    Creative resources can sometimes be limited as they do not have the bandwith for the task


  10. "Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Prestige, best in class journalism

    Cons

    Legacy company, internal changes happen too fast or too slow


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